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DETROIT -- Left winger Tomas Tatar scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Los Angeles Kings at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night.

Centers Mike Richards and Jeff Carter scored for Los Angeles in regulation and Jonathan Quick made 33 saves.

Center Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard stopped 30 shots in the first 65 minutes.

Kronwall tied the game and sent it into overtime with a disputed power-play goal with 49 seconds left in regulation. His fifth goal came on a shot that was deflected and hit far up on the netting behind the net, bounced down and went in off Quick's back. Neither referee, Rob Martell nor Dan O'Halloran, saw the puck hit the netting to whistle the play dead and it wasn't reviewable.

It was also the Red Wings' first power-play goal in 27 chances and came with Howard pulled for a 6-on-4 advantage.

Carter gave the Kings a 2-1 lead with a power-play goal with 2:15 left in the third. He put in the rebound of defenseman Drew Doughty's shot.

After making the playoffs for 22 consecutive seasons, Detroit came into the game 12th in the Eastern Conference standings and out of the playoffs. The Red Wings were part of a five-team jumble in contention for the conference's two wild-card playoff spots.

Howard and Quick came together and had a little bit of a shoving match at center ice with 8:16 left in the second period after a scrum that began after Howard and Richards had a shoving match behind the Detroit net. The sequence started when Kings left winger Kyle Clifford slid into Howard in the crease and then didn't immediately get up.

Howard and Richards each received roughing minors.

Richards opened the scoring with a power-play goal 9:06 into the second period. His shot from the right circle deflected off Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey's stick for Richards' seventh goal and first in 24 games.

But Zetterberg tied it at 1 just 41 seconds later from in front of the net. It was Zetterberg's 15th goal and snapped Detroit's scoreless stretch of 152 minutes and 21 seconds.

The injury-riddled Red Wings lost each of their previous two games 1-0.

NOTE: Detroit was without C Pavel Datsyuk (lower body injury), RW Johan Franzen (post-concussion syndrome), RW Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms), C Darren Helm (groin), Joakim Andersson (lower body), D Jonathan Ericsson (ribs) and G Jonas Gustavsson (groin). ... Los Angeles D Alec Martinez is from the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills. ... Red Wings LW Tomas Tatar returned after missing a game because of his father's funeral in Slovakia. ... It was a matchup of two of the three Team USA Olympic goalies, the Kings' Jonathan Quick and Detroit's Jimmy Howard. ... It was the Red Wings' first game at Joe Louis Arena since Dec. 23.
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